What’s up everyone. Alex here, and I am back with my DraftKings NBA sleeper picks for December 5th, 2016. Monday’s slate is a huge slate with 11 games to attack. Be sure to follow all the injury news up until the 7:00 PM EST lock tonight, to see if any new injury news comes up. As always if any of these picks help you win or if you need any advice, let me know in the comments section below or on Twitter Hunta512.
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PG: Jerian Grant: (3,600) Starting PG Rajon Rondo has been suspended for tonight’s game vs The Blazers after apparently having a “heated exchange” with a Bulls assistant coach. Last time Rondo was out, Grant started at PG against this same Portland team and scored 35.75 DK points in 30 minutes. He contributed on both ends of the floor scoring 18 points to go along with five steals, three rebounds, and three assists.
The second year PG posts a respectable 19.6 % usage rate when Rondo is off the floor this season. He’s not going to rack up five steals tonight, but he should be able to score 20+ DK points in around 30 minutes against this Blazers team that plays at the eighth fastest pace and ranks 27th defending PGs this year. Grant is a great value play at only $3,600 that will help you fit in a stud like Russell Westbrook tonight.
SG: Troy Daniels: (4,200) Daniels had a career night in Saturday night’s win over The Lakers scoring 31 points (career high), four assists, two rebounds, a block, and a steal in a season high 34 minutes off the bench. (46.5 DK points) I talked about his heavy usage last week with this team shorthanded, and in his last three games he has continued to lead his team with a high 26.8% usage rate. The gunner hasn’t been shy, shooting eight three pointers a game and knocking down an impressive 52% of these shots from outside.
The Grizzlies will be very thin again tonight dressing only ten players if newly acquired guard Toney Douglas suits up. Don’t expect over 40 DK points again tonight vs The Pelicans (5th vs SGs), but he should easily score around 25 DK points which is still an excellent return for his $4,200 salary. It is hard to say how highly owned he will be with many good values at SG tonight, but it will obviously be higher than his 3.9% ownership on Saturday night. No matter how high his ownership, he is still one of the best values on the board Monday night.
C: Andrew Bogut: (4,300) After a night of rest Bogut returned to the starting five Saturday night vs The Bulls and scored 26.25 DK points in only 22 minutes. This game was a blowout victory for The Mavs, and Bogut wasn’t needed to play his usual minutes towards the end of the game. But in the past two games which were more competitive with PF Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles) out, Bogut has seen 29 and 35 minutes which are large increases from his season average of only 25 minutes a night. Tonight he should see roughly 30 minutes vs The Hornets (13th vs Centers) with a tight spread of only 4.5 points.
The veteran isn’t involved much in the offense, but sees a nice rebounding boost with Nowitzki off the floor, with a team high 22.4 rebound percentage. He is always a good bet for double digit rebounds, a few blocks, and I am expecting 20-25 DK points from him tonight. Bogut always comes with a low ownership because he is not an exciting player; and he is one of my favorite value plays at center tonight.
Also Consider: Sam Dekker (boost if Ariza out), Time Frazier (nice value with Moore and Holiday out), Buddy Hield, Johnathan Gibson (if Seth Curry is out), Mike Muscala (if Paul Milsap is out), Will Barton, Sergio Rodriguez, Marcin Gortat, Taj Gibson, Nik Stauskas, Deron Williams, and Isaiah Canaan.